Sex therapy can be confusing and intimidating for some people because they’re not sure what it entails. There is a common misconception that in involves physical contact, which is not true. Sex therapists strongly advise patients to see a physician if their problems are of a physical nature, like painful intercourse. The first job of a sex therapist is to educate: sometimes patients aren’t aware that their sex life is perfectly normal because of misleading pornography videos, for example. Sex therapists may not be able to totally fix problems, but they help open up new possibilities that can make those problems less insurmountable.

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